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    Any ideas what theses are? Ruby Red Dragonets?

    So I saw my ruby red pair doing the classic mating spiral up towards the surface. I went to get my camera and when I looked back they had separated. I noticed these little (super crazy tiny) eggs by the edge of the tank in that area. When I collected some, it took me forever to handhold a couple of semi-decent shots of them. This is what I got.







    These are smaller eggs than the green mandarin ones I have captured before. These also seemed to be better defined more quickly than the mandarins. Any ideas?
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    That is great. Looks like dragonet eggs to me. Check out the Coral Magazine Nov/Dec 2011 they have a few egg/larvae pictures.
    http://coralmagazine-us.com/content/...rdecember-2011

    Are you going to try and raise any?

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    I put them in a gallon container and floated it. If they are still alive tonight when I get home I'm going to transfer them to a hatcher I won at Fragtoberfest. If not, I'll try to get another batch later. These things are tiny, like not much bigger than brine shrimp cysts.


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    I didn't get the eggs out in time and aerate them, so none made it. I confirmed tonight they were the ruby red eggs. I saw them spawn again and saw the same tiny eggs floating. 6 days after the first spawn, I should be able to get things set up and ready for a batch to try if they keep this up about every week or so.
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